Official Trailer: "The Lost Daughter"

 

Following it's critically acclaimed debut at the Venice Film Festival last month, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut The Lost Daughter (which she also wrote the script for) will land on Netflix on December 31st, though it will first have a limited release in theaters on December 17th to qualify for the Oscars.


In a role that flips her from her role as a distraught daughter in last year's The Father, Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman (who herself won an Oscar for her supporting role in The Favourite), this time plays the mentally eccentric parent. Here she stars as Leda, a woman on a seaside vacation who becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Becoming unnerved by their compelling relationship, (and their raucous and menacing extended family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood. Leda is ultimately shocked into the strange and ominous world of her own mind following an impulsive act she commits and there she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.


The official trailer released today shows the movie is just as strange as the premise above implies. Check it out below:

The Lost Daughter co-stars Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Paul Mescal, and Ed Harris.

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